Shark Tooth Starter Broach Announced for Performing Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery
In 2007, having performed hundreds of hip replacements over a decade, Dr. Allen Hershey felt another tool was needed to aid in the opening of the femoral neck when hip surgery was performed in confined anatomic spaces (such as in minimally invasive hip surgery). Dr. Hershey had the idea to design a new tool, an “opening broach” which was a very short slightly curved broach resembling a shark’s tooth. He had such a broach tooled and has been using it successfully ever since. Dr. Hershey has filed a U.S. patent covering the Shark Tooth.
As a practicing surgeon, Dr. Allen Hershey seeks partners to manufacture and market the Shark Tooth Starter Broach. Dr. Hershey offers to license the Shark Tooth design and patent.
Dr. Hershey has selected Soquel Group to assist with licensing and partner development. Headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA, Soquel Group provides patent and business services to inventors.
About Allen Hershey, MD
Allen Hershey, MD, completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR in 1995, a fellowship in “Lower extremity reconstruction” at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, CA in 1996 and has been practicing orthopedic surgery in Salinas, CA since. His practice emphasizes hip and knee replacement surgery using minimally invasive and computer navigation techniques.
About Soquel Group
Soquel Group provides strategic services to innovative technology companies including patent drafting, prosecution, and commercialization. The Company’s principal office is in Santa Cruz, CA. Additional information about the company can be found at www.soquelgroup.com.
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